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March 26, 2009: Levance Fields cements Pitt legacy

Senior guard LeVance Fields scored five points in the last minute to lift Pitt over Xavier in the 2009 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Exactly 11 years ago today, senior Pitt guard Levance Fields ensured that Pitt would not suffer another Sweet 16 disappointment.

Predicting the canceled men’s basketball postseason

There will not be an NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this year.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

March 16, 2020

In a season that featured thrilling upsets and widespread parity, this year’s tournament was shaping up to be unforgettable. Using Lunardi’s bracket, I will highlight what I believe to be the best March moments that never were for the 2020 college basketball season.

Rocky road ahead for Pitt’s tournament pursuit

Pitt’s men’s basketball team has the opportunity to earn an at-large bid in the March Madness tournament if the team can keep winning for the remainder of the season.

By Joe Melillo, For The Pitt News

January 28, 2020

After a surprisingly competitive start to the season, all of Oakland has one thing on their minds — March basketball for the Pitt Panthers.

No. 6 Pitt volleyball suffers second-round upset to Cincinnati

Pitt volleyball's seniors missed their last opportunity to make it to the NCAA volleyball championship with Saturday's loss to Cincinnati.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

Pitt’s historic season came to a shocking and heartbreaking end on Saturday, losing to the Cincinnati Bearcats in five sets at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt volleyball breezes past Bison in Tournament opener, 3-0

Sophomore middle blocker Sabrina Starks celebrates after beating Howard in the first round of the NCAA volleyball tournament.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Pitt volleyball started the 2019 NCAA Tournament with an emphatic statement, sweeping the Howard Bison 3-0 at the Petersen Events Center on Friday night.

Pitt volleyball enters NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

Junior outside hitter Kayla Lund (23) was announced as the ACC Volleyball Player of the Year on Monday.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Pitt volleyball was arguably given a raw deal by receiving a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But the Panthers are eager to prove that the program is worthy of respect, starting Friday against Howard.

Projecting Pitt volleyball’s path to the Final Four

Pitt hasn’t won a national championship in any sport since 1976, but Pitt volleyball will make an attempt in the NCAA Tournament starting Friday.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Pitt hasn’t won a national championship in any sport since 1976. But with the volleyball team looking dominant entering tournament play, a potential — albeit extremely challenging — path exists to break that streak.

Volleyball earns No. 6 seed, opens tournament vs. Howard Friday

Pitt volleyball will host Howard on Dec. 6 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

The NCAA revealed its official bracket Sunday night for the NCAA Volleyball Tournament and Pitt (29-1 overall, 18-0 ACC) — despite finishing the regular season with a No. 2 ranking in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll — earned a No. 6 overall seed by the selection committee.

No. 3 Hoyas end Pitt’s Tournament run, 5-0

Pitt's leading scorer on the season, Edward Kizza (9), was unable to record even a shot against Georgetown.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Pitt's second-round NCAA Tournament game against Georgetown was essentially decided after a trio of Hoya goals in the first 20 minutes.

Pitt beats Lehigh 2-0 in first ever NCAA Tournament win

Junior Bryce Washington (4) and first-year Valentin Noel (8) walk off the field together after Pitt’s 2-0 victory over Lehigh.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

The Pitt men’s soccer team won its first NCAA Tournament game ever, defeating Lehigh 2-0 Thursday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field in the first round.

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